Adolescent and Youth Development Minor (HDFS)

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The interdisciplinary minor in adolescent and youth development is offered by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Department of Recreation Management and Policy. The minor is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills regarding adolescence and youth development.

Required courses offer a foundation in theory, research, and practice for all minors. Students select three additional courses from a wide array of more specialized offerings from collaborating departments. To assist students in developing a cohesive plan of study for their minor, a simple application process is required. Only students who have completed the required coursework will be identified as having achieved a minor in adolescent and youth development.

Required Courses for HDFS Majors - Adolescence and Youth Minor

HDFS 624Developmental Perspectives on Adolescence and Early Adulthood4
RMP 668Youth Culture and Programs (Choose three courses from the following list:)4
Choose three courses from the following list:
EDUC #507Mentoring Adolescents4
EDUC 717Growing up Male in America4
EDUC 797Special Topics in Education1-4
HDFS 797Advanced Special Topics (Approved Sections Only)1-6
JUST 701Senior Seminar4
KIN 565Principles of Coaching4
PSYC 791Advanced Topics4
RMP 560Recreational Sport Management4
RMP 563Recreation Management and Policy Practicum 12
RMP 730Camp Administration and Leadership4
SOC 525Juvenile Crime and Delinquency4
SOC 773Childhood and Social Policy4
SW 705Child and Adolescent Risks and Resiliency: Program, Policy and Practice4

Only one practicum may be applied toward the minor.

Some courses may require prerequisites or permission.